Examines both actual and potential developments in North-East Asian regionalism, from various levels and fields of analysis, considering cooperative and integrative structures and processes. Particular reference is made to the contemporary experience of Europe, which provides important models of cooperation and integration in both the government and business spheres. The primary themes covered include security, international relations, international political economy and politics, together with historical, social and cultural factors. The book concludes with a discussion of the prospects for increased regional co-operation and integration in the 21st century.
Christopher M. Dent is Lecturer in the East Asian economy at the University of Hull, UK. His main research interests focus on the international economy of East Asia. David W. F. Huang is Associate Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. He is currently the secretary general of the Taiwanese Political Science Association.